Miles Over The Moon 2021: WE ARE ON - LIVE IN PERSON - Friday evening, July 16, 2021 at 8PM

Annual Miles Over the Moon 4 mile Road Race - A “Midsummer Night” Run

We are ON! Friday July 16 2021 at 8PM!

Join us this year for the Wicked Running Club’s first post-COVID public, LIVE, in-person running race!

The Tenth Annual Miles Over The Moon Road race is a unique, “Midsummer Night” 4 Mile Road race in beautiful and historic Salem Massachusetts! This race begins and ends at the Bentley School at 25 Memorial Drive in Salem. The race goes by several Salem landmarks, such as Dead Horse Beach, Salem Willows, Salem Common, and Collins Cove. Enjoy the twilight of sunset as you take in the sights as well as Ocean views.

The race is organized by the Wicked Running Club of Salem. Check us out on our website:

Proceeds from the race support the Wicked Running Club Youth Running Fund. This fund supports annual donations to local high school track programs, scholarships, and the family-friendly Wicked Kidz Race.

See below for more race details, parking information, important safety items, course tips, and course map.


Miles Over The Moon thanks Our Sponsors, who join us in creating this community event

About the Race

Race Date and Time

July 16, 2021 at 8PM

Entry fee

Pre-registration is $30.00
Day of race registration is $35


Race to start at Bentley Academy Charter School, 25 Memorial Drive in Salem. Day of race registration 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Race Swag

Tech race t-shirts provided to the first 250 registrations. Sizes cannot be guaranteed.

Please note: we increased our shirt order, but mid-day July 13, we anticipate having more signups than shirts available. Shirts will be provided to approximately the first 290 registrants. Please still sign up! It’s going to be a great event, for a great cause. Thank you for your support!

Timing and Results

Bib chip timing provided by Bay State Race Services.


Overall winners Male and Female. Age group awards for top 3 males and females: Youth (19 and under), 20-29, 30-39, Masters (40-49), Senior Masters (50-59), (60-69), (70 and over).


Parking at the Bentley School lot and at Salem Willows. Please DO NOT park on adjacent residential streets. See below for more details.


Post-race food and beverages at Bentley School, 25 Memorial Drive, Salem.

After Party and Awards Ceremony at Brothers Taverna, 283 Derby Street, Salem

Download Race Application

Click here to download a printable race application.

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up Location

New England Running Company, 43 Enon Street, Beverly


Packet pickup will also be available on the evening of the race at the Bentley School, starting at 6:30PM

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up Times

Wednesday July 14 and Thursday July 15, from 12:30-5:30PM


Runners Safety: Because this is a nighttime race we encourage all runners to wear reflective clothing. The course is not closed off to traffic and we want everyone to have a fun and safe time. Please be sure to be cognizant of your surroundings including your fellow runners.

Event Overview


Miles Over The Moon will be held on Friday evening, July 16 2021. The race begins and ends at the Bentley Academy Innovation School (formerly known as Bentley Academy Charter School) at 25 Memorial Drive in Salem. This is a twilight evening race which starts at 8PM. Race volunteers will be on-site at the Bentley School starting at 6:30PM to assist runners. Race shirt and number pickup will be available on Wednesday July 14 and Thursday July 15 from 12:30-5:30PM at New England Running Company at 43 Enon Street in Beverly. Shirt and number pickup will also be available on-site at the Bentley School. There will also be on-site registration the day of the race. We will have an after-party at Brothers Taverna at 283 Derby Street in Salem.

There is construction occurring at Salem Willows. Please see information below on Safety, Parking and Important Course Tips.

Safety Information


Miles Over The Moon goes through several historic and beautiful areas of Salem. Throughout the course we will have helpful officers and friendly volunteers to guide runners. We have a long history of keeping runners safe during this twilight race. Part of the reason why is due to us informing runners of a few safety items:

  • City Streets will NOT be closed for the race. Please be aware and mind the traffic. We will have a police pace car in front of the lead pack.
  • Please wear bright, reflective clothing on race night.
  • There is construction happening at Salem Willows. You will see this construction during the first mile of the race, as you approach Salem Willows by Dead Horse Beach. Fencing narrows the road for about 0.25 mile. Please be particularly careful as you run through this area.

Parking Information


There is parking for ~75 cars at the Bentley School. Additional parking can be found at Salem Willows, near Dead Horse Beach, and at the grassy field between Fort Ave and Restaurant Row (despite the construction the city has made more parking available in this area). There are also public parking garages closer to our after-party location on Derby Street in Salem. See this link for ideas.

Please DO NOT park on adjacent streets. Salem Police will be marking the area with no-parking signs. 

Course Tips


As mentioned Miles Over The Moon goes through several historic and beautiful areas of Salem. Throughout the course we will have helpful officers and friendly volunteers to guide runners. Reviewing these course tips will be of additional assistance as you enjoy the race:

  • Please review our Safety Information, pay particular attention to the construction down at Salem Willows.
  • You will cross over Szetela Lane twice – once approaching the two mile mark as you pass Bentley on Memorial Drive, and another as you exit the bike path returning to the school.
  • The course runs through Salem Common. The curb is flattened as you enter and exit the Common, but please watch your footing. When in the Common, run around on the outer gravel path until you exit on Pleasant Street.
  • Be careful running down Bridge Street to Osgood. Remember that roads are not closed to traffic. 
  • Enter the bike path on the left side of Collins Street. Stay straight on the entire bike path, exiting by running straight towards Szetela. Do not follow the bike path left as it curves at the junction.

Course for 2021


2018 Miles Over the Moon Course Map

Our course features a fast and fun four miles through historic Salem featuring waterfront views.

Race begins at Bentley School, running east on Memorial Drive, past Dead Horse Beach and around the front of Salem Willows, turning right on Fort Ave. Head down Fort back to Memorial Drive, taking a left onto Szetela. Run down Szetela to Essex Street, then a right on Washington where runners will then take a left into Salem Common. A 2/3rds loop around the inside of the common will have runners exiting the common at Pleasant Street. Left on Pleasant down to Bridge Street, then right on Bridge to Osgood Street. Runners will then go through Collins Cove on East Collins Street, bear left onto the Bike Path, then left back on Szetela returning to the Bentley School.

Course Highlights: Enjoy great sunset views around Salem’s waterfront with this unique race route that loops around Collins Cove. Race begins with a slight downhill trip down Salem’s notorious Naumkeag Hill followed by a long slow uphill on Fort Avenue. The course loops through Salem Common, then back around Collins Cove to race headquarters, where you can enjoy post-race refreshments and celebrate your twilight run accomplishment!

Helpful volunteers will be on the course directing your way.

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